June 19 - Treaty Of Utrecht Stamps Issued

The Government and the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau are issuing two stamps to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht 1713-2013 on the 20th June.

The 10p and 42p stamps come in a se-tenant format and feature the United Kingdom flag and a quote from Article X of the Treaty of Utrecht “...forever without any exception or impediment whatsoever”.

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June 19 - Convent Open Day On 29th June

On Saturday 29th June, Sir Adrian and Lady Johns will once again be hosting the highly popular Convent Open Day.

The garden, which has undergone significant re-planting over the past two years, will be the setting for cream teas, gardening and plant stalls, children’s activities and the ever popular jazz quintet from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment Band. The formal rooms of the Convent, including the newly-refurbished Ballroom and Banqueting Hall with its extensive display of heraldry will also be open to the public to visit. Throughout the day there will also be displays by the Gibraltar Defence Police Dog Section, the Raptor Society and the Gibraltar Re-enactment Association.

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June 19 - Litter Leaflet

The Minister for the Environment, Dr John Cortes, is delighted to announce the first publication on litter, and waste information, to go to every household on the Rock. He said, “This has been a collaborative effort by the ESG and Litter Committee members and funded by Government. We have been pleased to support this project because we agree that knowledge can affect change".

The leaflet will be delivered to AquaGib's 17,000 customers with June's bill: Mr Cano, Managing Director at AquaGib stressed: "Here at AquaGib, we are committed to supporting the Government in their efforts at greening up Gibraltar and are pleased to make this leaflet with practical, environmental information available to our customers." Additionally, AquaGib will also be sending an electronic copy of the leaflet to several thousand clients using their online service.

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June 18 - Cortes Launches Revised Environmental Action And Management Plan

The Government has today announced that it has published a revised version of the Gibraltar Environmental Action And Management Plan (EAMP). The document will serve as a blueprint for the Government’s environmental policy and reflects the commitments and policy goals of the Government for the coming years.

The plan has gone out to consultation with all Government departments and environmental NGOs to ensure that it encompasses the views of all those who will be working to ensure its delivery.

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June 18 - Knit Gibraltar Celebrate Knit In Public Day

Last Saturday Knit Gibraltar celebrated World Wide Knit In Public (WWKIP) Day. The front of the Post Office was the venue for an afternoon of knitting, teaching, chatting, eating home-made cakes, and collecting for the Gibraltar Clubhouse - supporting people with mental illnesses. To mark the occasion, the main Post Box was "yarnbombed" - covered in knitting and crochet.

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